Robert Kraft advised Bill Belichick to win after Tom Brady’s 2021 Super Bowl

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Robert Kraft apparently didn’t mince phrases to Bill Belichick after Tom Brady received his first Super Bowl away from the Patriots final February.

During an look on “I Am Athlete,” former Buccaneers operating again LeSean McCoy recounted speaking with the Patriots proprietor, and the way shortly their chat pivoted to Brady’s departure from New England.

“I said, ‘Hey, Mr. Kraft, how you doing,’ a little small talk — let’s get to the serious thing, cut to the small talk, ‘What happened with the Brady thing, how do you let Tommy leave?’ ” McCoy mentioned. “He’s like this, ‘Oh, I love Tommy, this and that, I’m mad he left. I advised Bill … you let Tom win a championship, it’s time so that you can win one.’ “

Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick speak in Feb. 2017, after the Patriots defeated the Falcons in the Super BowlRobert Kraft and Bill Belichick communicate in Feb. 2017, after the Patriots defeated the Falcons within the Super BowlGetty Images

Brady left the Patriots in March 2020 after twenty years — and 6 championship rings. In his first season with McCoy and the Buccaneers, Tampa Bay received a Super Bowl title towards the reigning champion Chiefs.

The Patriots, alternatively, missed the 2020 playoffs however are again within the postseason this yr because the No. 6 seed within the AFC. This time, they’ll have rookie quarterback Mac Jones underneath middle.

Tom Brady and LeSean McCoy celebrate after the Buccaneers win Super Bowl 55 in Feb. 2021Tom Brady and LeSean McCoy have a good time after the Buccaneers win Super Bowl 55 in Feb. 2021Getty ImagesBuccaneers quarterback Tom Brady holds the Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl in Feb. 2021Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady holds the Lombardi Trophy after profitable the Super Bowl in Feb. 2021Getty Images

McCoy, 33, has since known as it a profession, signing a one-day contract in October to retire with the Eagles, the crew that chosen him within the 2009 NFL Draft.

Brady, 44, and the Buccaneers will face the Eagles on Sunday within the NFC wild-card spherical of the playoffs.

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